Our thanks to Brian Mason for reminding us of a musical moment we love to remember. In 2012 Annie and I teamed up with Ron Elder, Ken Fletcher, our son, Nathan and our friend Lindsey Williams to do a set as Dogwood, the group we were in back in the 1970’s. The event was the Koinonia Family Reunion. Here is one of the songs we did that evening. Its called, Keep on Walkin’. We hope it will encourage you.
Now that hunting season is here you’re going to need some help preparing those record book “Boom & Cookit” and “Poke & Yummy” trophies for your dinner table.For that reason we are excited to let you know about an upcoming holiday season eBook special for The Hunter’s Cookbook.From November 4 – December 2 our publisher, Harvest House Publishers, will be offering the book at a special “sale” price of $1.99 through their eBook distributors—this includes Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, and the Sony Reader.To download the e-version of this unique cookbook that contains both great recipes and unforgettable stories click on the following link to the Harvest House Publishers site.Happy and blessed hunting, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons to all !Steve & Annie
A new series called, Keeping Love Alive, begins today on Wellsboro Home Page and it features us and our book, I Love You & I Like You. Hosted by John and Sara Vogt, we interview today via Facetime. Please click here to go the website and see the first installment. After you watch our interview you can enjoy other great resources from WHP!!!
I went for my every-other-day-four-mile-walk and was so glad I had my camera phone with me. I was so excited to take a picture so others could see what I beheld. I quickly took the shot then put my phone away and just stood there and enjoyed our Creator’s incredible handiwork.
I stayed long enough for the sun to change positions and bring a close to the unique light show then I continued my walk. As I headed deeper into the countryside I thought about what a blessing it is to know who to thank for scenes like the one I was privileged to see.
I can’t even imagine seeing the “sun-tree” (as I refer to it now each time I pass it) and then denying that God is the one who is responsible for the making of it. I’d have to be a fool to believe what I saw was merely a product of cosmic happenstance.
Here’s a song that was born from encounters like this with God’s creative awesomeness.
Hey guys…hunting season is now open across the nation and its not only time to for us to enjoy the “fair chase” its also time to get an important reminder that deer is only one way to spell the word. I hope you won’t forget about your dear during this hunting season.
I don’t suggest that you stop doing what you like to do in order to not make your wife a “deer widow” from now until January. Instead, I want to help you do the hunting thing right. I can assist you in doing it in a way that will not only help her appreciate your passion for the outdoors but she just might actually encourage you to get out there and enjoy it. All it requires is to do a little reading. To find out how I can help, watch the video below….and may your season be safe and successful!
Whenever we get to sing with our daughter, Heidi, it’s always a huge joy. And getting to sing at the baptism of our daughter’s daughter made it even more special. We hope you enjoy this video that documents a wonderful memory for our family.
Steve & Annie
In 2008 we were feeling like we were near the end of the trail of recording. For that reason we decided to name the CD we did that year, “Finish Well.” When we told folks that it could very well be our last release we would add, “If we ever do another one we’ll call it, “Just Kidding!” We were being facetious, sort of. In reality, we honestly did think we might never release another recording.
However…Steve so enjoys the process of songwriting that he just couldn’t abandon it. As a result, not only has he written many songs since then on his own, he branched out into the yet explored and fruitful world of co-writing. Writers on the co-written songs include Dana Bacon, Lindsey Williams and Joseph Habedank.
We have named this new 16-song CD, You Have My Word. The title song can be heard on this website by clicking here. Fifteen of the songs are newly written and one is a revisit (“Wednesday’s Prayer”). Most of the songs are stories and just a few of the topics covered are: committed love, the treasures of grandchildren, fishing with kids, praying for a lost parent, and the dangers of the internet.
Thanks to our friend and fellow musician, Lindsey Williams, for three of the tracks on the recording (Run, He’s Got A Line, One Day Longer). We included one track created by our multiple Grammy Award winning son/producer in the early years of his career (Wednesday’s Prayer). Steve did the remainder of the tracks in his laptop using the “Garage Band” software and an AKG414 mic.
We hope you’ll enjoy the songs on, “You Have My Word.” (See song list below) You can get the CD at our store (click here) or we will be posting the songs and lyrics for download in the next few weeks at our Bandcamp site. (You can save a little on postage by ordering via mail with a check or money order (13.00) to: S&A Family/ PO Box 337 / Pleasant View, TN 37146)
Thanks so much to those of you who asked to hear the songs again!
Songs on “You Have My Word”: Down to Logan, You Have My Word, Laughter In These Walls, Treasures, Scars of Love, One Day Longer, I Like You Too, Run, Save My Father, Get ‘em Ready, Wednesday’s Prayer, One Little Word, Tangled Web, He’s Got A Line, The Friends You Keep, Just Add Water
To my fellow hunters, check out this opportunity for you offered by our friend, Zeke Pipher who is a fellow outdoorsman and gifted author. The poster below explains it all.
Zeke’s book, “In Pursuit,” will be worth your investment and the camaraderie you’ll experience with other hunters as you pursue God during this coming season will definitely be worth your time. Plus, check out what you can win if you join in!
To get started, click here to go to Zeke’s “In Pursuit” website.
Blessings on your upcoming season!
The award winning Gospel trio, Three Bridges is releasing their 4th project with the Mansion Entertainment label and is titled, Jesus Saves. Click on the group name above and a sampling of the entire collection of songs can be heard.
I’m especially excited about this release (from Mansion Entertainment) not only because I’m a fan of the Three Bridges sound, also, it contains three songs written by Steve. The song titles are:
Brand New – a foot tapping song with a lyric that every “long time pilgrim” will appreciate!
Unknown Soldiers- a powerfully moving tribute to those who have served our nation in the military. Steve wrote this song with our east-Tennessee friend and fellow songwriter, Dana Bacon. See a picture below of the two buddies in their element and loving every minute of it.
Water Grave - an incredibly well-delivered rendition of Steve’s song about baptism
Three Bridges is made up of Elliott McCoy, Shannon Smith and Jeremie Hudson. All three are great singers who pool their voices to make a blend that is rich and unmistakably identifiable. Other songs on the CD are, Jesus Saves- Never Fades (title cut), Satisfied, The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow, A Time Such as This, Livin’ Forgiven, When God Does the Doin’, Made Up Mind.
If you want to enjoy some great music that will encourage you, too, get a copy of this new CD. (Plus, it’ll help Steve & Dana get more strings for their “geeztars.”) Annie
To go with our latest book for marrieds titled, I Love You & I Like You, we wrote a new song to use at our live events. Its called, I Like You, Too! You can hear it by clicking the play button in the box below.
Usually before we sing this new song we tell couples that when they hear the harmonica interlude its their cue to briefly tell something they like about each other. If you’re so inclined to do so while listening to this song together, please do. As the harmonica provides the background music for your exchange you never know what can happen. Perhaps a little spark might ignite a bigger fire!
By the way, this song is on our new CD called, You Have My Word. Check it out at our store by clicking here.